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Definition of embellishment noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    embellishment

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ɪmˈbelɪʃmənt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbelɪʃmənt//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] a decoration or other addition that is intended to make something more beautiful or interesting Good pasta needs very little embellishment. a 16th century church with 18th century embellishments
  2. 2[uncountable] the addition of details to make a story more interesting, even if the details are not true She laid out the facts without embellishment or exaggeration.